This weekend was the first time this year that yours truly ventured off into our swimming pool.
My kids, wife, mom, friends, family, and even our dog had gotten in earlier this year but for me, the diabetic, it's about the numbers.
Maybe being a slave to numbers all day long is what bothered me about getting into a swimming pool without an actual temperature. You see our pool thermometer broke and we had yet to get one. "It's nice you should get in," is not enough for me. I need to see 76° or higher on a thermometer before I will swan dive into the deep end.
We finally picked up a pool thermometer and with a reading of 78° I was ready to get in.
One thing I worry about constantly are my feet. Especially any time I am going to be barefoot which is very rare. I have neuropathy in my feet and it's to the point where I cannot trust what I am feeling. Sometimes I will feel a pain like i've stepped on something and nothing is there and other times I can step on things and not feel anything at all. Scary stuff.
Swimming was actually a good gadge for how far along my neuropathy is.
Last summer was the first time I became aware of just how bad my neuropathy had become and it discovered in the swimming pool. You see, with the water surrounding your feet and the resistance of it, you can really tell where you have more feeling in your foot and where it is lacking. Just a couple of kicks in the water and you can feel it. And it was scary.
This weekend however was hopeful. It felt like I could feel more of my foot than before when I was swimming. I'm not sure if it was a fluke or if this new pill I am taking is working. More on that later since I want to make sure I have been on it long enough to know if it's doing it's thing or not but something has changed.
It looks like this weekend is going to be in the triple digits so hopefully I will be in the pool again soon.
This time I hope the resistance shows a little more feeling coming back.